By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Onikoyi of Ikoyi-Ile and the permanent Chairman of Orire Local Government Traditional Council, Oba Abdul-Yekeen Oladipupo has asked Governor Seyi Makinde to intervene in the crisis presently rocking Tewure community.
Specifically, the royal father said Governor Makinde should without wasting time, call the Chairman to order for peace to reign in the community.
Speaking with journalists in his palace, Oba Oladipupo, accused the council Caretaker Chairman Hon Lydia Bankole of allegedly causing the clash in Tewure by purportedly claiming that Tewure’s community and its environs belongs to Ogbomoso and it should be controlled by Soun of Ogbomoso, not the Onikoyi.
According to Oba Oladipupo also urged the governor to facilitate the release of seven innocent Tewure’s people who were arrested and detained in connection with the communal crisis during which he said Tewure community was invaded by thugs and hoodlums
The Onikoyi of Ikoyi Ile stressed that Ikoyi was never among Soun of Ogbomosho’s jurisdiction, adding that rather only the Onikoyi has control on Tewure and its environ, and that Nigeria gazette of 1917 also affirmed this.
“Ogbomosho was initially under Osun division, Ogbomosho district, while Ikoyi was under Oyo division, Ikoyi district, in fact, Soun was one of the part 2 Oba’s then, and Onikoyi was a first class monarch in Ikoyi district’.
Reacting to the allegations by the Onikoyi of Ikoyi Ile, the Caretaker Chairman Orire local government denied the allegations saying, the Baale of Tewure community, Chief Lamidi Sanni and the Onikoyi should be held responsible for the incident, describing the allegations, as false and malicious.
The Caretaker Chairman pointed out that it was the cult group allegedly inaugurated by the Baale of Tewure, Chief Lamidi Sanni that unleashed mayhem on the people, adding that the law enforcementagency has started investigation, and all the culprits has been arrested and remanded.
“How will the Chief Security Officer of the Council hired thugs to attack his people? Tewure people have been living peacefully before the Baale from Ilorin extraction with the help of Onikoyi took loads of thugs to attacked people.